May 11, 2009
Newsbusters: NYT celebrates anti-America/anti-capitalist kids enviro video working its way into classroomsTopics: Environment, Follies of the Mainstream Media, Political News and commentaries
Via NewsBusters, a new propaganda video created by extreme environmental activist and Greenpeace member Annie Leonard is making its way into America's classrooms, and The New York Times is virtually endorsing it. The 20 minute video is filled with anti-capitalist, anti-American propaganda to encourage kids to eschew what Leonard refers to as "stuff," calling the presentation "The Story of Stuff."
Leonard's propaganda piece is so anti-American she even begins her video by saying that her "friends" say she should describe the United States by using the symbol of a military tank because "it's true in many countries and increasingly in our own." And why is a tank "increasingly" the symbol of the USA? Because "more than 50% of our federal tax money is going for our military." Naturally, this misleading propaganda doesn't mention that a large portion of that federal military spending ends up going to the weekly pay and health care of our soldiers, something apparently Ms. Leonard is against. She goes on to say that a government's job is to "take care of us, that's their job." Here she is trying to promote dependency and proves that she has no clue what a government is really for -- especially in the U.S. system.More ...
Leonard also starts the intro of the piece off saying that "some people matter more than others" in an effort to impress on kids that "the system" is evil and that "some" people are of lesser value as far as our system is concerned. Again, this is a clear abrogation of the simple truth that everyone in the U.S. is equal under the law but that the individual's own abilities makes them what they are.
Naturally her symbol for "the corporation" is a bloated, fatcat with a top hat and a huge dollar sign on its stomach. Leonard claims that "the corporation looks bigger than the government because the corporation IS bigger than the government." Of course what is misleading with this is that the business community is not "the" corporation. There are many thousands of corporations world wide, so presenting business as an evil "the corporation" is starkly anti-capitalist, unrealistic and dangerously simplistic for kids.
Her second chapter is the "explanation" of what "extraction" is. Leonard calls extraction "a fancy word for natural resource exploitation, which is a fancy word for trashing the planet." Well, you can see where this is going, I am sure. From here every chapter shows how evil production, invention, capitalism, and economies are as kids are told that everything we eat, wear, and every tool we use is one more step toward destroying the planet.
As the NewsBusters piece suggests, parents should find out quickly if this anti-American video is being shown in their child's school without their knowledge, because teachers of far left ideology are sneaking it into classrooms without alerting parents.
See for yourself. Here's the full version: Story of Stuff, How Things Work, About Stuff:
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